1 year, 4 months.
This is the last new picture of you with a pacifier.
The time has come. The days of “no more pacifiers” have begun. This picture was taken on your final day with a pacifier; last Saturday.
Things changed on Sunday. That marked for the first time you had to learn to fall asleep without a pacifier.
I helped you cry it out. I laid on your bedroom floor, next to you, as you exhausted yourself in tears; eventually giving up the fight and allowing me to wrap you up in a blanket and rock you to sleep.
Since then, each time has been easier for you. Sure, you sort of form a make-shift pacifier out of your little burp rag, but you’re getting there.
Personally, I didn’t care or think much about you still having a pacifier. But Mommy had been telling me that it was past time for you to still be using one.
So I used this opportunity to help, but with a personal selfish motive…
Mommy had also been telling me that it was time to get rid of your milk bottles; that you should be drinking out of sippy cups instead.
It now is safe to say that you no longer drink out of your baby bottles, nor use a pacifier. I personally saw to it. In just one weekend, it all ended.
There were two reasons I didn’t want you drinking out of those bottles:
First, those bottles were just extra trouble to be cleaning every day.
And second, I am personally opposed to you drinking any more dairy than you have to. I know you have the same genes as me; you can’t process dairy either. It just leads to eczema and sinus issues.
Since taking your baby bottles away, I have already noticed you naturally don’t even want to drink much milk anyway. I want to see you eating more solid foods.
I guess this means we’ll be able to see your whole face in pictures now, and hopefully, less skin rash as well.